News can change the world, save lives, and bring us all closer together through empathy and understanding—but not if no one reads it. Out of the hundreds of millions of articles and posts, how do we deliver the information that matters the most?
SmartNews is dedicated to delivering quality information to the people who need it around the world. We provide news that matters to millions of users thanks to our unique machine learning technology and relationships with over 3,000 global publisher partners. Our SmartNews app, available on iOS and Android, is already used in over 150 countries worldwide.
But we’re only just getting started, and that’s why we need someone like you.
Machine learning on news ranking is crucial for analyzing millions of articles everyday to deliver the most engaging high quality information in near-real-time while providing Personalized Discovery experience to our users.
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Applied Machine Learning Engineer Responsibilities
Machine Learning engineers are responsible for tackling complex problems to optimize the ranking and recommendation system (example: search ranking, collaborative filtering, personalized recommendation, diversification, and more)
Plan and execute engineering development of state-of-the-art core-ranking system to provide a "Personalized Discovery" experience to millions of users
Develop algorithms and model architecture to deepen understanding of article contents as well as user behaviors
Collaborate with global cross-functional teams to support new product feature development
Work closely with software engineers to enhance systems related to news features (articles, pages, channels, search, etc.) using Machine Learning technology, providing high quality user experience and increasing user engagement
Proactively contribute to system improvements that result in direct user impact through innovation and creative thinking
1+ years of experience in designing and implementing machine learning algorithms for online product and services (ideally related to ranking, recommendation, personalization etc) and applying them to real world problems (will consider research and internship)
3 years of software development experience in any programming languages (e.g. Java, C++, Python, Scala)
MS, Ph.D or BS in computer science, mathematics, physics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other quantitative fields
Ability to work with cross-functional teams globally with a "team player" mindset
Experience working as a software engineer and/or machine learning/AI engineer in a technology company
Experience working as an Applied Scientist, Researcher, Data Scientist in relevant fields with hands-on software engineering experience
Familiarity with one or more of the following Machine Learning libraries: Tensorflow, xgboost, Keras, PyTorch, scikit-learn, pandas, numpy, etc.
Knowledge of developing and debugging in Java and Spring-boot
Experience with Hadoop/Hive/Spark/AWS
Solid Machine Learning background and deep understanding of certain domain of machine learning techniques, especially in natural language processing, recommendation systems, and/or computer visions
Perks and Benefits at the SmartNews Tokyo Office
Support program for employee’s self-development and well-being
Healthy lunches are prepared on-site daily in our SmartKitchen, located in our West Office building. You can even see the cooks at work!
Need a pick-me-up? Stop by ChikyuCoffee, our in-house coffee shop located in both the East and West Office buildings, and get a cup of gourmet coffee, espresso-based beverage, or other seasonal drink!
SmartNews provides all healthcare and social insurance benefits required by Japanese labor law
Visa Sponsorship and Relocation Support
For candidates who meet eligibility requirements, SmartNews can sponsor visas.
To support a smooth transition for candidates who are moving to Japan from overseas, SmartNews partners with a travel service provider.